Saturday, November 29, 2014

Review: In The Afterlight

In The Afterlight
In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I'm not sure if my standards in books has increased, or my preferred genre has changed, maybe it's because I am getting old, but I have just not had great luck with books lately. Even though the previous books in this series were rated higher, I just can't seem to stay focused.
I won't go into a long description of what happened in In The Afterlight, because it's the last book in the series so we won't need a refresher. Ruby, Liam, Chubs, Vida, Cole and a few more are all just trying to survive. Once they have managed to meet their basic needs, any extra energy is spent defying President Gray, looking for the cure for IAAN, and how to rescue the kids remaining in the camps. Ruby is a very strong character, as are the rest of them. Cole grew on me quite a bit throughout this last book, while Liam was a tad disappointing. Either way all's well that ends well. Though I'm not saying that it does. :)

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Review: The Retribution of Mara Dyer

The Retribution of Mara Dyer
The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fascinating trilogy, with a fabulous close. Many questions are answered after finishing The Retribution of Mara Dyer, but there is so much more than what you think. There are questions answered that you didn't even know needed to be asked.
Mara is being held at Horizons, the treatment center. She has no idea how long she's been there, or what they're doing to her. The amount of drugs they are giving her should be lethal. There are drugs that force her to forget about the experiments they perform, others that make it impossible to move her body or react in anyway. The days and the details are fuzzy, but that doesn't stop her from wanting to escape. Help comes in the least likely of people, and Mara is unsure if it's a smart decision to accept. She knows that Noah is still alive, despite what she has been told. Getting out, by whatever means necessary is the only way to find him.

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Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I have been trying to finish this book for two weeks.. I don't know what it is that makes me want to put it down, and do anything else. I loved the first two books in this series, so I'm somewhat surprised that Blue Lily, Lily Blue is so dull. I really can't explain what it is, other than I'm just not interested in wasting any more time trying to finish this book.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Review: Out of the Devil's Cauldron

Out of the Devil's Cauldron
Out of the Devil's Cauldron by John Ramirez

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I saw John Ramirez's testimony on Youtube a few times before I picked up his book. As someone who was raised in a Christian home, and had always known the love of Jesus Christ, I haven't seen or even heard of many of the things talked about in Out of the Devil's Cauldron. I was shocked by some of the things that were discussed, because I had no idea that kind of thing actually takes place. I have always grouped witches in with things like vampires, and werewolves, as a fantasy not reality. John Ramirez has an amazing testimony about his life as a servant of the Devil for 25 years, and how he eventually turned his life over to Christ. There was one contradicting fact in the book that made me question the truthfulness of the book, but not enough to stop reading.

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